Silloth on Solway Sport's Association has been reactivated using elements of Silloth A.F.C, Silloth R.U.F.C and Silloth Netball team to create an organisation that can improve the sporting facilities in Silloth. So that people of all ages have better access, particularly in the dark winter months to outdoor recreational activity.
We have been given a grant by Sport England to install a Multi Use Games Area located between Silloth R.U.F.C and Silloth Station Road Industrial Estate. It's the grassed area measuring 40 metres by 30 metres next to the old hard standing and floodlights.
WHAT WILL WE DO
This facility has the shortened name of a MUGA and will have a 3G Astro turf surface, 4 Metre high fence and four Floodlight's. Thus enabling the area to be used at night and when there is inclement weather.
The plan is to have Football goals and Netball / Basketball Hoops included in the construction. Other idea's for use could be for Touch Rugby for under 11's, Volleyball and Target Golf at all times of the year but particularly over the dark winter months when day light hours are limited.
The MUGA will have a hiring out cost for it to be able to be maintained in the future once it's shelf life has expired, and for any other unforeseen costs for repairs.
WHY IT'S NEEDED
We as Silloth on Solway Sport's Association believe this is a great opportunity to develop a neglected area to improve sporting facilities in an isolated rural community. Thus creating increased levels of physical activity, which in turn improves mental health well being and connecting more people through social cohesion and community engagement.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
We need to raise at least £3000 by 26/11/18 and this can be done by donating on this Crowdfunding page, Facebook and Twitter. Or by cheque to Silloth on Solway Sport's Association or by cash to Colin Baty 07754890297, Lindsey Whitham 07934238670.